Black Lily, Spring 2019
This batch has rolled leaves unlike the product photos. Same deliciousness though!
Black Lily is a delightful black tea produced with the "Golden Lily” varietal, which is usually reserved for making oolong. This varietal is known for its smooth creamy texture, and this translates perfectly into this black tea!
The dry leaf aroma is of warm, sweet florals. Wet leaf aroma is similar, but with new bursting dark berry and apple skin notes, followed up with creamy oats and raisin.
First sips bring much of the same as above, with a sweet creamy oat/barley note throughout, a honey-sweet texture, some hints of berries, and a white grape juice thickness. A really unique Taiwanese black tea!
Better photos coming soon!